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Virus (復活の日, Fukkatsu no hi)


Published 1980


NOTE: THIS FILM IS SEPARATED INTO 7 FILES.

Virus (復活の日, Fukkatsu no hi) is an 1980 film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is in public domain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_%281980_film%29. Most of the film is in English but for the Japanese scenes, subtitles are present on subtitle 'Track1' (VLC), not burned in, note: you have to turn subtitles on, they are not defaulted. All files were ripped directly and not reformatted, '.vob' extensions merely changed to '.mpg', otherwise files are as they appear on disc. Files not included from the DVD are copyrighted menus and distributor intro logos. DVD ripped from is BCI Cat.No. 47207-9-1, region 1.

Another version is uploaded on archive.org, http://www.archive.org/details/cco_virus, it is pan and scanned, whereas this version is widescreen, and slightly windowboxed. It also appears to be a different edit.

For additional information on public domain films, where to download them, where to watch them and legal status of a particular work, visit http://www.publicdomainmotionpictures.com


Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English, Japanese


Reviews

Reviewer: IgnatzTyshkandar - - February 4, 2015
Subject: A little bit too long...
But entertaining, and with atmosphere.

If you enjoy post apocalyptic films, take a look to this one.
Reviewer: cloudeagle - - October 13, 2011
Subject: FANTASTIC
Loved it kept me quiet for a while which as my other half would say is not easily done.

Can't believe I never heard of it, and am so glad to find it. Definate 5stars and a film not to miss.

A big thanks to the uploader.
Reviewer: HandsomeDevil7777 - - May 29, 2011
Subject: AVAILABLE HERE AS A SINGLE VIDEO FILE AND AN ISO
Hello everyone, I uploaded this AGES ago under a different username. I came across this and decided to apply my knowledge, combine back into an iso and rip it into a single video file (deinterlaced, pass-thru audio, with soft subtitles) and upload them both at the link below. And... just to grab peoples attention:

!!!!!!!!!

AVAILABLE HERE AS A SINGLE VIDEO FILE AND AN ISO
AVAILABLE HERE AS A SINGLE VIDEO FILE AND AN ISO
AVAILABLE HERE AS A SINGLE VIDEO FILE AND AN ISO

http://www.archive.org/details/VirusFukkatsuNoHi1980
Reviewer: Moongleam - - August 28, 2009
Subject: An easier way
Now the complete, widescreen film with English subtitles burned in is available as one file
here.

The run-time is 2 hours 36 minutes, and the file-size is about 2 gigabytes.
Reviewer: cinefuntastic - - August 21, 2009
Subject: Problems ... well, sort of
Hi
Thanks to the fellows that have posted wonderful instructions. I tried out everything today and thought I'd let you know of my experience.

Strangely enough, the DVD will play in standalone players, but it won't play in PowerDvd in my computer. ...But it DOES play... and it is a terrific film.

When using the DVSubEdit, the last file, number 7, kept coming up as "read only" which meant I couldn't save the changes to subs across all the vob files. Turns out that number 7 is just the end credits and there are no superimposed subs anyways. So, the solution it to follow the instructions as provided by the others, but just open and correct 1 VOB file at a time (e.g. VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB etc. etc.)

Also, when using DVSubEdit, when selecting P1, I recommend BRIGHT YELLOW, not WHITE (the film is, after all, set in the antarctic).

Hope this helps (this is my first visit/post on the archives).
All the best
Cinefuntastic
Reviewer: almayer - - August 10, 2009
Subject: Correction!!
I apologize, I was missing the campfire files, necessary in order to make a valid dvd. It is indeed the full version, and an excellent master.
Reviewer: Greg K - - August 6, 2009
Subject: This Is The Original 156min. Japanese Cut!
Almayer is quite wrong....he must have missed downloading parts of this, because I went back and checked what I originally downloaded after Campfire's post, and this most definitely IS the original Japanese cut with a running time of 155 min....this version is the original full-length Japanese release of the film. It looks perfect, appears to have the original stereo soundtrack, and the video files for download (at least the MPEG2 versions I downloaded) are in anamorphic widescreen.

The late Campfire's (he passed away on Christmas of 2008) directions and help are reposted here (older reviews seem to have disappeared).

Reviewer: Campfire - 0 out of 5 stars - January 4, 2008
Subject: Creating DVD

This is an excellent copy of a fascinating movie, but several reviewers have commented on having difficulty creating a DVD from the MPG files. I have reconstituted the necessary IFO files which are needed to do this. With them, you can make a DVD complete with 16:9 formatting, chapter stops and subtitles. I have posted the ZIP file containing these and instructions on building a DVD at the following URL: http://www.hunkvideoonline.com/virus/ for free downloading by anyone wishing to save this entertaining film. I'm glad to be able to help the "cause".
Reviewer: gsdvds - - July 14, 2009
Subject: Burn to Single Layer DVD
This document is to help the standard user that may want to download these files and burn to DVD.

Understand that when the MPEG files are downloaded they would need to be renamed to have VOB extensions (as noted in a previous review). The instructions contained in that same review are fine for the first stage in building the correct DVD information content.

Also download the necessary files for having the subtitles display for the Japanese sequences (noted from previous review at: http://www.hunkvideoonline.com/virus/). In addition, I would also suggest changing the colors of the subtitles - as noted in another review for this film. The previous reviewer (tellus) noted that the subtitles appeared "green and fuzzy" and he was correct (I've seen it) so changing the colors (as noted in his review) is a tremendous help. The program suggested for doing this appears to be a free\legal download. His instructions for completing this process are complete and correct. There is also a user's manual available for download from that same website.

However, after all of those processes have been completed you will have files that are able to be burned to a Dual Layer DVD. For some people that may not have Dual Layer DVD capabilities the question is, "What can be done?" The answer is simple. You will (additionally) have to download a DVD shrinking, or compression, piece of software. There are many available for (free) download from the internet. Do a random search and take your pick.

After that, you will need to take all of the above noted files\information and run them thru the shrinking software. Then burn the new content using DVD burning software. With this, you will have a movie on a single layer DVD (4.35 GB or also known as a DVD5) that is set to autoplay when inserted into a standard home DVD player. The titles will be easily readable. The sound will be in stereo. There are also chapter stops. Because of the method applied to create the original MPEG files, the picture quality is superb. You can then sit back and enjoy this very interesting film.
Reviewer: tellus - - June 20, 2009
Subject: Rating and Dvd Sub Fix
A cool movie - its a more cross-cultural disaster movie than I've seen before.

If you download the files provided and hosted by campfire (below) but the subs appear green and fuzzy after you burn the dvd, follow these instructions. Other instructions I've followed didn't work, but these modified instructions do.

Follow campfire's instructions to rename files, etc.
Download and open DVDSubEdit (free)
'File' > 'Open Full Domain' select VTS_01_1.VOB.
Click on p (this is the text outline) and select black from the colour table.
Click on e1 (this is the body of the text) and select white from the colour table.
It's possible that the colour table will show all sixteen colours the same shade of green.
In this case,while it's popped up, place the cursor on one of the squares, hold down the 'Shift' key and click the mouse - a new selection appears .
Select the colour you want the square to be (select black).
Do the same for e1 (select white).
Click 'Edit > Apply last modifications to all'
Select the 'color' option
Click 'Do it!'
When you save the changes, they are made immediately (no undo).
'File' > 'Save all Modifications'

These instructions are altered from the original posted by attar and found here: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/764015

Thanks to attar for instructions and campfire for the originals!

If I can find a good place to host updated subs I will. Enjoy!
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